Chicken Tikka Masala

So far, I haven't posted any Asian-inspired recipes on this blog - this is the first one.  Basically, it was interesting to note that although the ingredients were a bit different, the process is basically the same as it is for any one-pot wonder. Time: 90 minutes on stove top; 4 hrs slow-cooker on HIGH; … Continue reading Chicken Tikka Masala

Cajun Jambalaya

Nothing says Autumn like hearty soups and stews... and here in SoCal, the temperature is often still in triple digits at the end of October (not very Fall-like).  The solution?  A spicy, hearty stew that's tasty all the time: Cajun Jambalaya!  The observant chef will notice that this dish bears a striking resemblance to paella, … Continue reading Cajun Jambalaya

Panko Parmesan Crusted Chicken Piccata

This twist on an Italian classic uses Japanese panko bread crumbs to create a delicate yet irresistibly crisp breading on the outside of lightly fried chicken cutlets which are then served with a savory and tangy pan sauce over angel hair pasta. Time: 45-60 minutes Level:  Easy/Intermediate Cost: About $4-6 per plate Serves: 4- 6 … Continue reading Panko Parmesan Crusted Chicken Piccata

Coq Au Riesling (Coq Au Vin Blanc)

A one-pot wonder ready in less than an hour, this dish is a riff on the classic French dish Coq Au Vin.  It is also a somewhat lighter dish, with a slightly tangy but still rich flavor profile, due in part to the use of Riesling, a white wine, rather than a French red.  Classic … Continue reading Coq Au Riesling (Coq Au Vin Blanc)

Penne with Chicken, Sausage and Sprouts

Looking for quick, easy and delicious one pot meal that will fill your stomach on a weeknight? Here you go! Time: 60 - 90 Minutes Level: Easy Cost: $6-8/plate Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chunked into roughly 1 - 1.5 inch cubes 12 oz - 1 lb smoked sausage (try Cajun … Continue reading Penne with Chicken, Sausage and Sprouts

The Best Grilled Chicken

Chicken - especially chicken breast - is one of those things that tends to strike fear into the heart of every enthusiastic backyard griller.  Grilled chicken though, should be moist and delicious and a simple alternative to burgers and dogs.  Never fear, this fool-proof recipe can take as little as 45 minutes to prepare start … Continue reading The Best Grilled Chicken

BBQ Chicken Quarters with ‘Bama White Sauce

Served with an authentic but lesser-known Alabama White Sauce, this BBQ chicken is succulent and tender on the inside with crispy, bite through skin on the outside.  Daintily eat with knife and fork, or gnaw off the bone caveman style.  Your choice. Time: 120 Minutes Level: Intermediate Cost: $2-3/plate (chicken only and sauce only) Serves: … Continue reading BBQ Chicken Quarters with ‘Bama White Sauce

New Mexico Style Chicken Chili Verde

I've been making this for 20 years - it was the first thing I ever learned to make.  I hope you enjoy it as much as my family, friends and I do. I was inspired to figure out how to make this on a high school trip to New Mexico.  Being from New England, I … Continue reading New Mexico Style Chicken Chili Verde